Health

Get happy

Meet four women who've added joy to their lives

Doris, Jan, Marni and Maura didn’t wait for science to tell them happiness and health are linked (but we’ve got studies to prove it anyway). Their lighthearted lessons could help put a smile on your face—and a spring in your step.

Click on a name to discover their secrets, and check out our 12 tips to living your happiest healthiest life (hint: candy, laughter and music are key!

Marni Abbott , Vancouver
Bio 37, Basketball coach, Paralympic medalist, bungee-jumper

Jan Taylor McIntyre , Halifax
Bio 44, Administrative assistant, proud mom, belly dancer

Maura Tubridy , Ottawa
Bio 39, High-school teacher, devoted mom, fresh-air fiend

Doris McCarthy , Scarborough, Ont.
Bio 92, Artist, writer, nature lover